Thanks to a number of artists (not excluding Jay-Z), rap feels new again in 2011. And the 24 year-old Theophilus London is one of the biggest reasons for this. A Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised rapper with a penchant for borrowing ideas from unlikely places, London talks about the Smiths and David Byrne; he raps in front of a guitar band; he sings. The elements of his songs are novel and give them extra grab. This is especially true with “I Stand Alone.” Check out the music video from my favorite "blipster rapper"